Universities have adopted technology into its teaching to enhance learning experience for students. Now, more than ever, digital technology is utilized to support international education. The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a network of 56 leading universities in the Americas, Asia and Australasia, brings to its students an exclusive opportunity to connect with peers from around the world to learn new knowledge and skills, exchange ideas and cultures, and develop connections vital for success in the 21st Century.
The APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program, led by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, makes international education accessible by allowing students to take academic courses and participate in co-curricular programs without the need to leave home. It opens up international education for all students by providing an immersive virtual student exchange experience through digital technologies and platforms and creating encounters with new ideas, cultures, experts, academics and students from around the world.
Please note that this platform which APRU VSE initiates and is not situated as Waseda regular courses. Therefore, classes at Waseda University are given a priority. Please be aware that absences or tardiness in regular Waseda courses due to VSE coursework will not be permitted. This program is being implemented as a pilot program; upon completion of the courses offered by each host university, it will not be possible to transfer credits to Waseda University. Waseda students can participate in classes offered by other universities free of charge, so we encourage all of you to carefully consider your regular obligations at Waseda and participate if your schedule and workload allows. Similarly, if you decide to apply, please also make a plan to ensure that you are able to attend and participate in the VSE course from beginning to end.